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Estimator - 12 Months - Richland, WA

Posted by: Planet Forward <> on May 16, 2018 at 08:19:28. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract

Per diem and relocation are not being offered with this assignment. Ultimate goal is to bring someone in for 12 months and role into a full time permanent position.

The Cost Estimator has a key role in the Asset Management Department in supporting Construction Project Managers, Program Managers, Engineering Staff, and key Asset Management Personnel in providing cost estimating support functions. These functions include but may not be limited to budget development/submission, detailed and comprehensive quantity takeoff, accurate cost evaluation, providing fair costs estimates to supply chain to use as benchmarking for bids, material, and vendor quote solicitation, risk evaluation, estimate classification. The senior estimator is also responsible to work with an estimating team usually comprised of a project manager, engineering subject matter expert (SME), and anyone else deemed by the project manager to have the expertise necessary to complete an accurate estimate. The senior estimator reports directly to the Principal Estimator and/or the Business Planning & Risk Supervisor. Required skills include excellent time management, effective communication, efficiency, and fundamental estimating.

Essential Job Duties:

Identify cost risks.
Obtain vendor quotes and/or material quotes.
Be able to document scope, schedule, and assumptions (Basis of Estimate)
Perform quantity survey’s (take-offs) for all trades
Prepare properly qualified and clarified conceptual budgets based on minimal information.
Keep abreast of the latest information, both internally and externally, that affects all aspects of costs used to prepare estimates.
Be able to analyze alternate means and methods to determine the most cost-effective alternative.
Able to build the effective relationship with design, management, and department team to support company vision, mission, and core values.
Performs the following estimating duties
Update estimates when required.
Establish a complete understanding of project scope of work related to the request for a budget.
List comprehensive estimate in EN format with detailed line items appropriate for the scope of work for each project.
Participate in site visits if necessary to define scope and familiarity with the project.

Proficiency with MS Office Products.
Ability to breakdown construction operations into a logical sequence of activities.
Ability to work in a team environment and fit in with company culture and processes.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment in short windows of time.
Effective professional oral and written communication skills.
Possess strong work ethic and values that are above-reproach.
Strong organizational, interpersonal skills.
Attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies. Experience:
Possess at least (5) years of estimating experience
Bachelor Degree preferred but not required.
Nuclear experience preferred but not required.


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